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February 7th, 2012

Alan James Polito

February 8, 2012

Alan James Polito of Incline Village of Lake Tahoe, Nev. and Lailua-Kona, Hawaii and a former Ridgway resident, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in Hawaii.
Alan was born in Ridgway on June 11, 1943. He was a 1961 graduate of Ridgway Area High School and a 1965 graduate of St. Francis College in Loretto. He earned his Ph. D. in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 and then did his post-doctoral work in UCLA.

Ramettes down Lady Elkers for third straight win

February 8, 2012

Johnsonburg girls basketball won 59-27 against the Ridgway Lady Elkers Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Ramettes were led by the trio of Brittany Watts, Rhianon Fowler and Chelsea Benson, all three of them finished with more than 10 points. Fowler led the Ramettes with 18 points while Watts tallied 16 and Benson finished with 13 points.
"They've been stepping it up all year and hopefully it will continue," Johnsonburg coach Mike Zilkofski said.
A key second-quarter run opened the game up for Johnsonburg. Overall, the Ramettes outscored Ridgway 23-5 in the quarter.

Brookville Raiders roll past Crusaders 52-42

February 8, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team was handed a 52-42 loss by the Brookville Raiders on Tuesday evening in a game played at ECCHS.
The Crusaders held a 7-4 lead after the first quarter. Brookville took over in the second quarter, outscoring ECC 15-6 to take a 19-13 lead at the half. The Crusaders closed the advantage slightly in the third quarter, outscoring the Raiders 18-15 to make the score 34-31 headed into the final period of play before Brookville put the game away with a strong fourth quarter.

February 6th

Ridgway fire being investigated

February 7, 2012

Authorities in Ridgway are investigating a fire that broke out Sunday night, Feb. 5, at approximately 8:30 p.m. along Depot Street.
According to reports, the 3-story brick apartment building at 260 Depot St., owned by Joseph Aiello of Ridgway, was destroyed.
Greg Agosti, a Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, along with officers at the Ridgway Police Department and the Ridgway Fire Department, are investigating the origin of the blaze.

Lady Crusaders improve to 17-2 with 50-31 win over Brookville

February 6, 2012

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team improved to 17-2 on the season with a 50-31 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders were able to force 15 Brookville turnovers in the first 16 minutes of play to open a 25-9 halftime lead. Elk outscored Brookville 13-6 in the first period. The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Raiders 25-22 in the second half.
“I thought we played pretty well during the course of the game,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. “We played real well defensively.”

February 5th

Ridgway building destroyed in fire

February 6, 2012

Area fire departments were called out at 8:49 p.m. Sunday evening for a structure fire at a multi-resident building located at Allenhurst Avenue and Depot streets in Ridgway. The residents of the building were reportedly evacuated safely. The building was a total loss. No further information was available at press time.
Responding units were the Ridgway Fire Department, Johnsonburg Fire Department, Crystal Fire Department, Kersey Fire Department, Wilcox Fire Department and the Cameron County Fire Department.

Darcy L. Allegretto

February 6, 2012

Darcy L. Allegretto, 54, of 6989 Glen Hazel Rd., Wilcox, died Friday night, Feb. 3, 2012 at her residence following an illness of one year.
She was born on June 29,1957 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Richard "Bill" and Lucille Winters Silcosky.
On July 15, 1989, she married Lawrence "Larry" Allegretto, and he survives.
Formerly of Johnsonburg, she resided in Glen Hazel since 1985. She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1975.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Johnsonburg. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She also loved to be outside doing planting and yardwork.

Brookville wins Class AA team wrestling championship

February 5, 2012

DuBOIS – Ridgway wrestling lost 36-33 to Brookville in the District 9 team duals championships match Saturday afternoon at DuBois Area High School.
Brookville won seven of the 11 matches wrestled on the mat and eight of the 14 weight classes. The win serves as a redemption for Brookville who suffered a bitter defeat at the hands of the Elkers in the same spot one year ago.

February 3rd

Matheson has career night as Ridgway blows out Sheffield

February 4, 2012

Sheffield scored 44 points in Friday night's game.
Ridgway point guard Eric Matheson had almost as many by himself.
Matheson scored a career-high 38 points as the Elkers won 76-44 over Sheffield.
"Some nights you just feel like everything's going in," Matheson said. "This was one of those nights. It didn't matter where I was on the court, it just felt like it was going in."
Matheson hit seven 3-pointers on the game and started quickly with 15 first-quarter points and four treys in the first eight minutes.

Fast start, late baskets give Ramettes victory

February 4, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes regrouped Friday for a 54-31 win against visiting Curwensville as District 9 teams make their final push for the playoffs in the next two weeks.
Backed by a 15-point performance from junior Brittany Watts and 14 points from sophomore Chelsea Benson, Johnsonburg stretched their record to 11-7 with four games remaining on the schedule.
The latest victory, however, was not pretty.

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